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Dr. Squat, I recall you mentioning about this before in an article or on a post and it really caught my eye because I have done a lot of studies about hypnotherapy over the last year, I heard Vince Anello was into that stuff, and I also considered playing with some mind games on myself in order to do better in the gym. I also noticed that Charles Bailey has a winners attitude that he learned since he was young, an attitude that would set him up to win. The great thing is that an athlete who doesn't already have such attitudes can actually choose to learn such attitueds that will better suit them, if they know how or if they know someone who knows how to teach them. Hypnosis can simply be just a rapid learning tool.
Anyways, here are some examples as to where I thought it might be helpful:
1) Removing limiting beliefs and replacing them with new beliefs to better suit the athletes needs.
2) Psyching techniques. Or just techniques to help for better focus during training or while doing the sport.
3) To help the athlete to relax better during recovery time.
4) To change various patterns that will help to suit the athlete better such as eating or sleeping habits.
This is not new stuff. I hear some of the best hypnotists in the world have worked on various athletes and I have heard short stories about how they have been able to help out. But I have not heard much about the specifics of this and how they use it with athletes. But I actually do have some good knowledge, enough to come up with some descent ideas as to how to change beliefs and things like that; that's dirt easy.
Well, I just thought it would be a good topic, especially since I know Dr. Squat knows a thing or two about psychology. Any thoughts? Anyone know of any good sources?